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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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no 1113963
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Alsa Sand Pit
A disused sand pit with an important invertebrate fauna, including a parasitic fly known from nowhere else in Britain.

locate Walthamstow Marshes
Walthamstow Marshes are one of the last remaining examples of semi-natural wetland in Greater London and very important in an Essex context.

locate Jills field
Area is a narrow triangle, above the A13. It has original Thames Terraces sandy soil, never been much disturbed. It is mostly open ground, with scrub Birch encroaching. On the cutting bank of the A13 is a geological exposure that is a SSSI. However, this does not protect the field on top.

locate Belton Hills
Important surviving south-facing scarp with landslip characteristics.

locate Frairs Grove Wood and Plantation
This site consists of an ancient woodland and a relatively new plantation which is part of Highwoods Country Park.

locate Spital Road allotments
Containing over 70 plots, this is one of three allotment sites in Maldon.

locate Walthamstow Marshes
Walthamstow Marshes are one of the last remaining examples of semi-natural wetland in Greater London and very important in an Essex context.

locate Norsey Wood
An ancient woodland near Billericay.